Prayer For A Fuller Understanding Of The Meaning Of The Cross

Dear Lord Jesus, thank YOU for dying for me on the cross - thank You for offering up Your sinless life as a sin-sacrifice for me, and thank You Lord, for setting aside Your heavenly glory and coming to earth as a Man - to live a perfect life so that You could willingly give that perfect life as a ransom for many.. to pay the price for all the sin of the world..to pay the price for all MY sin.

Lord at times I realise that I have become too familiar with the story of Good Friday and Easter morning without taking to heart the deep and significant meaning of the cross - without fully coming to terms with what it must have meant to the Father to send His only begotten Son to die on a cross, for a rebellious race of fallen sinners - and what it fully must have meant to You, Lord Jesus to be despised and rejected by those You created and to be mocked and nailed to a cross - with men taunting and blaspheming the One, Who in love had come to rescue them from eternal separation for the Father.

Give me I pray a deeper and fuller understanding of what the cruel cross at Golgotha cost the Godhead, so that sinners such as I might be saved by grace through faith. Give ME I pray, a new perspective of the cross that I have never understood before and develop in me a godly awe and reverend wonderment, of all that the cross should mean to me - a sinner saved by grace.. through faith in Christ,

Amen

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